|Sampling with sweep nets|
|Checking out some insects along the bank|
|Dr. Bundy shows off a river crab|
We stopped by Julio's chocolate factory in the afternoon. Julio guided us through his process of creating delicious chocolate and coffee straight from the harvested bean to the finished product. We enjoyed sampling a variety of chocolate (milk, 80% dark and coffee) and were quick to purchase some for immediate consumption and as gifts for friends and family.
|Che'il, meaning "wild Mayan", tributes to the Mayan ways of using cacao|
|Kimo grinding cacao nibs on a Mayan grinding stone|
Later, we stopped by the Maya Center Woman's Gift Shop, which boasts a variety of beautiful hand-made Mayan crafts for purchase.
Our evening was spent checking out the black light traps for more insects, and we weren't disappointed! Brittny snapped photos of the more impressive and colorful insects we discovered, such as these moths:
At some point someone found a tiny snake!
|Too small to take a nip at us, fortunately!|
More updates to come...